THANK YOU FOR FETEING WITH US!
We hope you had a wonderful time during Carifest 2019. Join us again in 2020 for more Caribbean music, cuisine, and revelry! A two-day spectacle of visual and performing arts that you don’t want to miss!

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THE PRESIDENT’S THANK YOUS

The Caribbean Community Council of Calgary would like to thank all the sponsors, volunteers, vendors, staffed security, masqueraders and bands, international artists (Machel Montano, Alison Hinds, Patrice Roberts), Calgary Soca, The Barbados Association of Calgary, all the DJs, sound crew, stage manager and assistance, MCs, Carifest Dancers, Decidedly Jazz and YOU, the community!!! 

Crafting a festival such as Carifest takes thousands of volunteered hours and I am so grateful that we have a passionate core team willing to do so! A special heart warming thank you goes out to the dedicated Executive Team – Dale Green, Shanikhoa Burke, Whitney Cousins, and committed Team Leads – Stefan LeeYen, Sean Prosper, Oneil Randall, Kara Randall, Donavan from The Aktivate band, Drew Atlas, Wolston Ayonge from Calgary Soca, Sabrina Naz-Comanescu and many more!!! For the past three years, this new Executive Team has successfully overcome many challenges and continues to connect with the Caribbean community in a positive way.

This is YOUR Caribbean festival, Calgary! Let’s work together to keep the good vibes growing! See you all next year for an exciting 2020 Carifest!

With love and gratitude,

Jennifer Burgess
President, Caribbean Community Council of Calgary

SCHEDULE

FRIDAY, AUGUST 16, 2019

We kick off Carifest with PAN IN THE PARK starting at 7PM at Shaw Millennium Park. Come listen and dance to the tantalising sound of the steel drums. Bands from Edmonton, Vancouver and Calgary will entertain an audience of all ages.

SATURDAY, AUGUST 17, 2019

The CARIFEST PARADE [ROUTE] starts at 11AM at Olympic Plaza with hundreds of masqueraders dancing to the rhythms of Caribbean Music down Stephen Avenue to Shaw Millennium Park. Later in the evening from 2PM to 8PM the SUNSHINE FESTIVAL will take place at Shaw Millennium Park with live performances by Alison Hinds and Patrice Roberts!

Events

What’s Happening

On Saturday, August 17, we’re excited to bring Barbados’ foremost female Soca star, Alison Hinds. Alison has, for over two decades, brought timeless hits that have cemented her as one of Soca music’s greatest contributors!

Patrice Roberts has been singing for over a decade, beginning in her earlier years with Machel Montano and the HD family. Many of her songs have dominated the Soca scene, and her energetic performances can entertain any crowd!

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Parade Route

Our parade starts from Olympic Plaza, proceeding down the length of Stephen Avenue until we get to 11 St SW where we make a left turn and then a quick right into the parking lot on the south side of the Mewata Armoury. Revellers enter Shaw Millennium Park from that parking lot.
“But the importance of Carnival is that it teaches individuality, expression, community and selfhood.”

Frances Anne Solomon Founder, Caribbean Tales International Film Festival

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